Wicker Expresses Concern Surrounding Warrant Naming FAA Nominee

September 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement regarding a search warrant for multiple Los Angeles County locations that names Federal Aviation Administration nominee Phil Washington.

“When Mr. Washington was nominated in July, I expressed my skepticism surrounding his lack of experience in aviation. Now I am deeply troubled to learn the nominee was named in a search warrant that ties him to allegations of corruption at LA Metro,” Wicker said. “The committee’s vetting process will require additional scrutiny and review into his leadership at LA Metro. I anticipate that this nominee’s credibility will also be a key focus of the committee.”

Click here to read Senator Wicker’s statement on the White House nominee for FAA Administrator in July.